Groundwater and stream ecology
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- Hynes, H.B.N. Hydrobiologia (1983) 100: 93. doi:10.1007/BF00027424
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In the light of findings in recent years about the extent and nature of the hyporheal zone, the rate of uptake of organic matter by stream beds, and the fact that groundwater contains dissolved organic matter, it is suggested that stream ecologists should learn much more than they now know about groundwater. It seems probable that it is an important source of organic matter to the stream ecosystem which has escaped consideration to date.